"Half of UK carbon emissions are produced by work activity. Workplaces burn energy, consume resources and generate waste and travel." Greening the Workplace, TUC Workplace Manual 2012
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PCS Green Forum 4-5 November, Leeds - Still time to apply
Building in our workplaces for a Just Transition and Energy Democracy
There are still some places available for PCS members to apply to attend the annual PCS Green Forum scheduled to take place from 1pm Saturday 4 November to 1pm Sunday 5 November at the Novotel Hotel in Leeds. The forum is aimed at anyone who is interested in becoming active in green issues or is already involved in green campaigning or bargaining.
The Green Forum will look in detail at the ideas put forward in the PCS pamphlet Just Transition and Energy Democracy: a civil service trade union perspective and will open with a panel discussion including energy expert and former Labour MP Alan Simpson, Academic Linda Clarke on decarbonising construction, and a PCS member working on nuclear decommissioning. There will also be sessions on fracking, greening our transport systems, arms to renewables, along with opportunities for delegates to share their own experiences and ideas on building the green agenda in the workplace.
Further details and an application form is available below or by contacting Sam Mason: Sam@pcs.org.uk, telephone: 020 7801 2623
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PCS is part of a growing movement demanding economic, social and environmental justice for workers and communities to a unionised zero carbon economy.
There are many ways to get involved in climate issues: at the workplace becoming a green rep, raising through trades councils and anti-cuts groups, attending meetings and joining local campaigns.
To find out more about PCS's Green work and to sign-up to the PCS green e-news bulletin, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.